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Watch the 50 Blues Bass Licks online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know

Hi, I'm Jasper Mortier. Welcome To 50 Blues Bass Licks you MUST know. As a self taught musician, I've been making a living as a blues bass player for more than twenty years. I've found that expression and feel is what a bass player needs to bring to the gig and to the jam. Aside from - of course - an extensive knowledge of blues standards and grooves. In this selection you will find all the bass licks you'll ever need for a blues jam. But because feel and expression are so important, we'll also look at different playing and muting techniques. These will shape your playing and define your place in the band as the connecting force between drums and the other musicians. Blues bass licks like 'Help Me' and what I call a 'Lumpty Dumpty' are standard issue material for jam sessions. We'll take a look at different bass grooves, like a rumba, a boogaloo, a New Orleans style bass line, a funk shuffle and a stroll. Keeping your cool is extremely important as a bass player in a blues setting. Playing Powerful but relaxed grooves like a flattire will tie things together. Muting is a very important part of playing the bass. We'll play licks that look at different types of right and left hand muting. A special kind of muting combination will make your electric bass sound like an Upright bass. We will provide tabs, backing tracks and extra information with all these 50 bass licks. I wish you lots of fun in studying these grooves and licks. There is a load of good material in here to help you in all kinds of jam and playing situations. Let's get busy!